Canby in Your Community

Helping others is part of Canby’s cultural DNA. In addition to providing financial guidance to individuals and families, Canby maintains a strong commitment to the community and the world at large.

Each year, we serve as a corporate sponsor for events held by area nonprofit organizations, and we also donate a portion of our profits to local, national, and international charities. We encourage our employees to give time and funds to causes and organization that interest them by matching their contributions and giving each two paid days per year to participate in volunteer work. 



Community Outreach

Members of the Canby Financial team are involved in area nonprofit organizations striving to improve the quality of life in the Greater Boston area and beyond.


Joelle Spear is a founding member of Compass Working Capital's Wealth Equity Circle. Its mission is to help low-income families build assets and sharpen their financial capabilities as a pathway out of poverty. The Circle is focused on providing strategies and solutions to help low-income women achieve their financial goals and narrow the persistent gender wealth gap.  
Compass Working Capital


Chris Gullotti is a trustee for the Foundation for MetroWest, a community foundation that provides funding and support to hundreds of nonprofit organizations in the MetroWest area.  




Nonprofit Sponsorships

Each year, Canby supports area nonprofits through corporate sponsorships.


In July 2019, Canby was a corporate sponsor for the 7th Annual Play Fore Playmakers charity golf tournament, benefiting the Life is Good Kids Foundation Playmakers Program, which each year helps more than 1 million kids overcome early childhood trauma. 


In May 2019, Canby was a corporate sponsor for the 13th annual Lincoln-Sudbury Boosters Golf Classic, benefiting this nonprofit organization that enlists the broader community to raise and distribute funds to benefit Lincoln-Sudbury athletic teams.

Canby's Dan Flanagan and David Jaeger bring their "A" game to Canby's sponsored tee. 


In May 2019, Canby was a corporate sponsor for the 1st Annual Stow PTO's Run for the Kids, which provides financial support for student activities and programming at The Center School and Hale Middle School in Stow, MA.

Race participant Bella Spear, daughter of Canby advisor and Stow resident Joelle Spear. 



In April 2019, Canby was a corporate sponsor for the Foundation for MetroWest's 2019 Spring Inspiration Breakfast, an annual celebration of youth and family philanthropy. 
FMW Spring Breakfast


In March 2019, Canby was a corporate sponsor for the Sudbury Education Resource Fund (SERF) Annual College Fair, attended by nearly 1,000 students and parents who could meet with representatives of more than 50 public and private colleges and universities. 
2019 SERF College Fair


In November 2018, Canby was a corporate sponsor for the Foundation for MetroWest's 2018 Community Leadership Breakfast, attended by more than 300 business leaders who are committed to finding ways to strengthen the region through philanthropy and volunteerism.    

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Canby attendees David Jaeger, Eileen Carlson, and Foundation for MetroWest Trustee Chris Gullotti


In October 2018, Canby was a corporate sponsor for the ScareCrow Classic 5K, benefiting the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust, which acquires and holds conservation land in trust for the benefit of the residents of Lincoln and the general public.

Scarecrow classic














In October 2018, Canby was a tee-sponsor for South Shore Habitat for Humanity's 20th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, benefiting this nonprofit organization that works in partnership with 35 cities and towns south of Boston to help local families living in inadequate housing to move into decent and affordable homes of their own. 



Dan Flanagan prepares for the perfect drive at Canby's sponsored tee.


In July 2018, Canby was a corporate sponsor for the VIC at Myopia Polo event at the Myopia Polo Club in South Hamilton, MA. This annual event is designed to raise funds and awareness for the Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, whose mission is to shape a brighter future for patients by accelerating the development of new vaccines and immune-based therapies. 
Myopia event




Personal and Corporate Volunteerism

Canby's employees are actively involved as supporters and volunteers for a wide range of nonprofit organizations, including community foundations, nature conservancies, and social service agencies.  Employees often team up to participate in a Day of Service to area organizations. 


Packing personal hygiene products for Hope and Comfort, a Needham-based nonprofit organization that provides basic and essential hygiene products to those without access, improving health and self-esteem. 
Hope and Comfort







Cleaning up hiking trails for the Sudbury Valley Trustees, which works to protect natural areas and farmland for wildlife and people in the 36 communities that surround the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers.














Trail clean up-website


Packing care packages for people in need with Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit that provides children in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive—at home, at school, and at play.
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Becoming certified in CPR by the American Red Cross